U of R Freshmen Volunteer in the Community
More than 1,000 freshmen at the University of Rochester started their college experience, not in the classroom, but out in the community.
It's all part of Wilson Day, a U of R tradition. The students volunteered at locations in the city and suburbs.
One group helped out at Gilda's Club of Rochester, which provides support for anyone touched by cancer.
"It’s really nice 'cause I hadn't heard of Gilda’s Club before. And she took us for a tour through the building and told us what they do and how everyone responds and we met with a bunch of different people and it's really nice to be able to see what they do for the community and stuff. And I’m happy we got to come here," said Jackie Gardner, a U of R freshman.
The U of R's Wilson Day is part of freshman orientation for students from the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering.
It creates connections between the students and introduces them to the area through volunteer opportunities.
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